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Clover Point, site of one of Victoria's primary sewage screening plants, from across Ross Bay. Photo © Blake Handley, via Creative Commons and flickr

Region’s rush pre-empts a gold flush

The new sewage-treatment schedule that the Capital Regional District proposed earlier this month contains tight deadlines. In order for this latest development to pan out, proponents for building a secondary treatment plant in the region must determine a new timeline and acquire all approvals and a site for the treatment Read more →

Sign of the foo. Photo © TimParkinson, via Creative Commons and flickr.com/timparkinson/

Poo police track dogs (and owners) that dump

In the recent Incident of the Abandoned Ford Thunderbird, the Sooke resident who found the abandoned car, complete with registration papers, in the woods near Bear Creek posted a scathing rant online and notified police. Instead of immediately fining the car’s owner under the conservation and motor vehicle acts, the Read more →

Recycling via blue box programs. Photo © William Mewes, via flickr & creative commons

Transition to a Zero-Waste economy will require
sacrifices and global change

The Hartland landfill faces a revenue shortage. The $107 tipping fee covers the costs of running the dump and the region’s Blue Box recycling program. Although the Powers-That-Be are considering solutions, shortfalls in user-pay income at the dump will likely continue. As more and more items are diverted from the Read more →

In an area with many small municipalities, regional governance may endure

Here on the coast, where concerns about frost pass sooner, the warm-weather construction season begins earlier than most places in Canada. At home, Nature Boy and I are moving on to Book 3 in the ongoing saga of our kitchen renovation. Outside, we get to experience snarled-up traffic due to Read more →

Mural art along the Galloping Goose trail. Photo by Alejandro Erickson

Today’s graffiti could be tomorrow’s art

A couple of years back, archeologists undertook to examine decades-old graffiti on the walls of a London flat once rented by the punk-rock band the Sex Pistols. The vandalism comprises eight scrawling cartoons. Most were created by John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, and feature himself, his fellow band members and Read more →

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